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#466540 - 01/31/08 07:54 PM I KILLED MY GLIDER......
luddie
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Dear Fellow glider lovers...

I am the one who wrote the overwhelmed letter a few weeks ago. I want to share my story so that it may help someone else maybe a new glider owner to see how really fragile these gliders are and how you can never be too careful their care is solely in your hands. I have had great help in trying to learn how to care for these gliders from glider central and things were starting to get better the girls were getting better every day and then today I went with my husband to look for a lid that flew out of his truck after a fire he had last night (he is a firefighter) and we found it on the side of the road I had my gliders in a bonding pouch around my neck and its new so it was scratching me so I had took it from around my neck and they were in the pouch under my shirt I hopped out to get the lid and when I bent over the pouch fell out of my shirt and I didnt know it I opened the back door and I stepped on the bag and looked down and saw it I opened it and I knew one was dieing it was Chloe the smaller one, Mika seems o.k. for now just shaking a lot I have screamed and cried so hard I think I am out of tears the guilt is unimagineable I had just told my daughter today how fragile these animals are I stepped on my Chloe and killed her she died in my hands I feel so horrible I had been so overwhelmed by them when I first got them now its like a cruel joke is being played on me I had been so careful overly careful with my cats and dogs making sure they were o.k. I have so many thoughts running through my head their joy was just starting to show my mom is sick my daughter is sick and they really took my mind off of things and I was smiling again I feel so bad for Mika she knows something is up I have killed her friend from being stupid and not paying attention please new people watch your babies dont be stupid like me their is so many ways they can get killed I just dont know what I am going to do I have never killed anything in my life but a piece of me just died with Chloe.

Luddie

I suggie left mika
R.I.P. Chloe 1-31-2008 5:20 p.m.

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#466547 - 01/31/08 07:59 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
Vickirs
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cry So sorry to hear that, it was an accident although I know that doesn't help you feel any better. hug2

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#466548 - 01/31/08 07:59 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
sweetheart26 Offline
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Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 3305
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: luddie
Dear Fellow glider lovers...

I am the one who wrote the overwhelmed letter a few weeks ago. I want to share my story so that it may help someone else maybe a new glider owner to see how really fragile these gliders are and how you can never be too careful their care is solely in your hands. I have had great help in trying to learn how to care for these gliders from glider central and things were starting to get better the girls were getting better every day and then today I went with my husband to look for a lid that flew out of his truck after a fire he had last night (he is a firefighter) and we found it on the side of the road I had my gliders in a bonding pouch around my neck and its new so it was scratching me so I had took it from around my neck and they were in the pouch under my shirt I hopped out to get the lid and when I bent over the pouch fell out of my shirt and I didnt know it I opened the back door and I stepped on the bag and looked down and saw it I opened it and I knew one was dieing it was Chloe the smaller one, Mika seems o.k. for now just shaking a lot I have screamed and cried so hard I think I am out of tears the guilt is unimagineable I had just told my daughter today how fragile these animals are I stepped on my Chloe and killed her she died in my hands I feel so horrible I had been so overwhelmed by them when I first got them now its like a cruel joke is being played on me I had been so careful overly careful with my cats and dogs making sure they were o.k. I have so many thoughts running through my head their joy was just starting to show my mom is sick my daughter is sick and they really took my mind off of things and I was smiling again I feel so bad for Mika she knows something is up I have killed her friend from being stupid and not paying attention please new people watch your babies dont be stupid like me their is so many ways they can get killed I just dont know what I am going to do I have never killed anything in my life but a piece of me just died with Chloe.

Luddie

I suggie left mika
R.I.P. Chloe 1-31-2008 5:20 p.m.

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#466552 - 01/31/08 08:01 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
PeitrysMom
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OMG THAT IS TERRIBLE! I AM SOOOooooooo sorry. Well at least now she is at Rainbow bridge with ALL kinds of ROOM TO ROAM and FRIENDS to play with. ALL THE MEALIES IN THE WORLD! hug2 hug2 Hang in there babe...you have to be strong for the other suggie.

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#466556 - 01/31/08 08:04 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
Melissa2721
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I am so sorry, please try to remember it was an accident and it could happen to even the best suggie mom ever hug2

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#466560 - 01/31/08 08:06 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
minkasmom Offline
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Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 5965
Loc: Northeast Indiana
Luddie...

First of all, let me extend two arms to give you a hug2 and a box of kleenex.

Despite every effort we take to keep our little ones safe from harm, accidents happen. This was not something you did intentionally...it was an ACCIDENT. One of those moments that you want to take back a hundred thousand times, but that's just not possible.

I am sharing in your tears...I know how you want to pound yourself to a pulp for the series of things that happened. I have a couple little guilt trips living in my own past. What you need to do right now is give Mika lots and lots of love.

I wish I could say more to comfort you.
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#466563 - 01/31/08 08:08 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
Cora Offline
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Registered: 04/16/05
Posts: 6573
Loc: Kilgore, Texas
hug2 hug2 hug2

Oh my word.......................I am so sorry that happened.
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#466565 - 01/31/08 08:08 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
My heart goes out to you. It was a very sad and unfortunate accident. Godspeed little one. Again, I am so very sorry.
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#466567 - 01/31/08 08:11 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: Cora]
Xglider Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
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Loc: Tampa, FL
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#466568 - 01/31/08 08:12 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
cry luddie, I remember how much you loved your babies and what a loving and careful mom you are with them. I know this doesn't ease your pain, or your guilt, but please know that accidents do happen and sometimes they are never truly understood as to why...only our creator knows and in your babies heart she knows that your love outweights the inncocence of your error.
Sending you all my deepest condolences and may your heart ease of the pain and sorrow...and shine thru with love and peace.
Godspeed sweet little Chole. gangel

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#466569 - 01/31/08 08:12 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: pappy1264]
bdeese
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My heart goes out to you. It was an accident. Try not to be too hard on yourself.....
~hugs~~

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#466577 - 01/31/08 08:19 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
GliderHappy81 Offline
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Registered: 11/20/05
Posts: 3224
Loc: NC
hug2 I am so sorry cry Dont blame yourself. hug2
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#466583 - 01/31/08 08:24 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: GliderHappy81]
Nessa
Unregistered


I am so sorry... just remember it was an accident one that could have happened to any of us.. stay strong for you baby you have left it really needs you now!!

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#466594 - 01/31/08 08:32 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
sugarlope Offline
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Registered: 03/28/02
Posts: 19735
Loc: in my happy place
hug2 I am so sorry hug2
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#466621 - 01/31/08 08:58 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: sugarlope]
heavenlybean
Unregistered


i am so sorry that this has happened to you, i can only imagine the emotions that are raging within you right now. please continue to be strong and take care of your little mika... she needs you now more than ever. it was an accident, a tragic accident. i thank you for being strong enough to come here and tell us your story... you are right, there might be someone that reads this and is extra careful from now on. sweet little chloe is jumping around, gliding and playing with all the other suggies at rainbow bridge... i know she knew how much you loved her and she would not hold it against you. {{{hugs}}} be kind to yourself during this difficult time.

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#466630 - 01/31/08 09:09 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
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Loc: Greeley, CO
hug2 hug2 hug2 I am so sorry. cry
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#466634 - 01/31/08 09:13 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
SuggieLuver4941
Unregistered


I felt like I could've done something differently when RileyMae died. But accidents happen, and that's hard to accept. We have to take comfort though that their at the Rainbow bridge with all the other gliders, having a blast. We don't always know why some things happen, but the Lord has a plan. We may not know how things like this fall in to it, but they do. Hugs for you and your gliders! hug2

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#466635 - 01/31/08 09:13 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
scraptilldawn Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 803
Loc: Ontario, Canada
hug2 Thank you for sharing your story, we are all here for you hug2
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#466637 - 01/31/08 09:15 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: Usha77]
Destani
Unregistered


I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you. Don't be so hard on yourself, like everyone else has said, accidents happen. Be strong for your other baby and give her lots of love!!! hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2

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#466645 - 01/31/08 09:30 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
Maxx2105
Unregistered


I am soooo sorry. Accidents do happen.

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#466648 - 01/31/08 09:32 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
SandSmammas
Unregistered


hug2 to you! I am so sorry that this had to happen. There is nothing worse than to feel responsible for something like this, but like everyone else said...it was an accident. Stay strong for your other baby. She really needs you now, more than ever!

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#466664 - 01/31/08 09:56 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
jeaniemarie
Unregistered


no words will make it not hurt but remember you love her and she loved you back and you will see her again one day ..

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#466669 - 01/31/08 10:00 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
jdmjustin
Unregistered


Very sorry to hear your loss.=(

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#466677 - 01/31/08 10:08 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
Karin Offline
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Registered: 09/06/01
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Loc: Sycamore Illinois
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#466689 - 01/31/08 10:25 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: Karin]
butterscotch1
Unregistered


I am soooo sorry to hear about your loss hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2

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#466728 - 01/31/08 10:56 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ]
tbull Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 3884
Loc: Wyoming
I'm so sorry for your loss. hug2
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#467256 - 02/01/08 05:06 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: tbull]
KarenE Offline
Owner

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41281
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Diane called me as soon as this happened so full of guilt knowing this was all her fault but I told her accidents happen no matter how careful we are.

She has been wonderful doing everything possible to give these two little girls the best possible care and doing everything just right. She has spared no expense where these two gliders are concerned.

We all understand your heartache and grieve with you over the loss of this little one but we also know this was a horrible accident.
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#467262 - 02/01/08 05:14 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: KarenE]
ValkyrieMome Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/13/07
Posts: 10983
Loc: Denton, TX
I'm so very very sorry.

I had a very similar incident with a pet gerbil years and years ago - I think I was 11?? I still can get myself tied in knots of agonizing guilt over the memory. It happened, as your event did, in a split second. I would love to take that second back and not have made that mistake. That image of my poor gerbils last, horrible minutes as he died in my hands is still as vivid as it was 33 years ago.

Please please please work to forgive yourself! Please fill your head with your beautiful memories of darling Chloe. Please give your attention to Mika and let her bring you joy. Our pets are better served by our memories of their beauty and love and the joy they brought then by our memories of their last few minutes.

Please make Chloe's memory be about her LIFE, not about her death. In all their unconditional love, I have to believe our pets would want to leave us with joy - not sorrow - no matter how they pass.

Big hugs. I hope you find peace quickly.
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#467302 - 02/01/08 06:21 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: ValkyrieMome]
Mel2mdl Offline
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I am so sorry about to hear about this. Accidents do happen and it is not your fault. cry It is not your fault and, like Alden says, remember the good stuff, not her death.

This type of accident takes only seconds. I have a friend who stepped off a ladder onto her deaf puppy. Same results. It is awful. But, it is an accident.
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#467338 - 02/01/08 07:20 PM Re: I KILLED MY GLIDER...... [Re: Mel2mdl]
kenya
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I'm so so sorry It was an accident it could have happend to anyone, please forgive yourself it wasn't your fault!

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